June 24, 2019

When Ordinary People Achieve Extraordinary Things

Jody Williams believes extraordinary things can happen when ordinary people decide to take action. Her own activism led to a 1997 international treaty banning landmines and to a Nobel Peace Prize.
April 23, 2019

Less Is More

When Joel Boutin served in the Peace Corps in Tanzania, he enjoyed living a simple life. After returning to the United States and once again getting caught up in the cultural norms of daily living, he came to realize he would be happier and healthier living more simply in a very tiny house.
October 1, 2018

Be Cool to the Pizza Dude

We know them. We depend on them. We call them out on cold, rainy nights. Now, college professor Sarah Adams tells us why her life philosophy is built around being cool to the pizza delivery dude.
October 16, 2017

Unleashing the Power of Creativity and Intelligence

Bill Gates founded Microsoft on the dream of putting a computer in every home and office. He says he built his company on the belief that technology, creativity and intelligence can change the world.
June 30, 2017

The Rule of Law

Professor and attorney Michael Mullane believes the rule of law must be upheld — even in times of threat and crisis. As fragile as it can be, Mullane says we are all protected by and accountable to the law.
June 10, 2017

A Father’s Lectures

When Seth Chalmer was an adolescent, he regularly endured numerous and lengthy lectures from his father. After relaying one particular story of an incident on the middle school playground, Chalmer got one of the shortest lectures ever, but the lesson within has lasted a lifetime.
August 12, 2016

A Duty to Family, Heritage and Country

Ying Ying Yu has a maturity beyond her years. The 13-year old immigrant from China believes she has a duty to honor the sacrifices made by her parents, her ancestors, her teachers and her homeland.
April 11, 2016

A Duty To Heal

Growing up in Kenya, Pius Kamau was inspired by the equality preached by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now a surgeon in Denver, Kamau believes in caring for his patients, whatever their racial views.
June 2, 2015

Clean Up Your Splatters

“Clean up your splatters. There’s a 5 gallon can of kerosene in the back. Use some of that.” For a sixteen year old kid, these words were just better news heaped on top of good news. Kerosene stinks. A lot....